Army vs. Michigan Prediction
Will No. 7 Michigan handle a spread of more than three touchdowns when the Wolverines play host to Army today at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
311 Army vs. 312 Michigan
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Noon ET – Michigan Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Michigan is the clear favorite to win, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -22.5 points against Army. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 48 points. The public betting currently has 56 percent going on Army as the underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Michigan unable to cover in opener
Michigan put up a solid number of points last weekend in its season opener with Middle Tennessee, picking up a 40-21 win. However, the Wolverines were a 36-point favorite at home and failed to cover for a fifth straight game, dating back to last season. Michigan still did go over the 56.5-point total.
The Wolverines had some good numbers in this game, but there just was a little something missing from the performance. It didn’t exactly spark enthusiasm for the team. Michigan had 453 yards of offense in the win while giving up 301 to Middle Tennessee. Michigan did hold the Raiders to just 67 rushing yards. Shea Patterson threw for 203 yards and three touchdowns on 17 of 29 passing to lead the Michigan offense. Tarik Black was the leading receiver with 80 yards and a TD on four receptions while Zach Charbonnet rushed for 90 yards on eight carries. Jordan Glasgow led the Michigan defense with six tackles and two sacks.
Army holds back Rice
It wasn’t terribly impressive, but Army did manage a win in its season opener last Friday, besting Rice by a score of 14-7 at home. The Knights were a 23.5-point favorite going into the game, so they failed to cover while going well under the 46.5-point total.
The Black Knights had one of the uglier games in Week 1, as it and Rice were both under 285 yards of total offense. Always a strong running team, the Knights averaged just 4.1 yards per carry on 56 attempts. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. rushed for a team-high 80 yards and a touchdowns while throwing for 53 yards and a score to lead Army. Sandon McCoy added 70 rushing yards on 20 carries.
College Football Betting Trends
The Wolverines are 1-7 ATS in their last eight non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games on fieldturf.
The Knights have covered the spread in four straight road games and they are 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight against a winning team.
Army always poses a unique challenge, but the Knights struggled to move the ball against Rice last week and the Wolverines have the defensive capability to shut them down as well. U-M is a little thin up front, but it shouldn’t be an issue in this game. Offensively, Michigan isn’t terribly dynamic, but the Wolverines can find the end zone consistently against Army. The spread isn’t terribly overwhelming, so I like Michigan at home in this game.
College Football Week 2 Prediction: Michigan -22.5